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Robert Blanton

December 25, 1941 — September 15, 2020

Salvisa, KY formerly of Harlan

Robert R. Blanton, 78 of Salvisa, KY formerly of Harlan passed away Tuesday evening of September 15, 2020 at the Ephriam McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, KY.
Bob was born December 25, 1941 in Harlan to the late Dewey Blanton, Sr and Lillian Huff Blanton. He was a retired Federal Mine Inspector (MSHA) with over 21 years of service. He enjoyed working on cars, and doing woodworking. Bob was raised in the Harlan Baptist Church, but after moving to Salvisa 9 years ago he became a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Dewey Blanton, Jr; sister, Joy Jacqulyn "Dolly" Otten; half brothers, Richard and Norman Blanton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Veronica Durham Blanton; his sons, Robert Scot (Sally) Blanton and Rollin Ray "Bo" Blanton; grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth & Tucker Scot Blanton; his sister, Billie Easley; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Monday (Sept. 21) at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at 2:30 pm Monday (Sept. 21) at the Resthaven Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Jon Dickenson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, KY.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Christ Hands, 112 Railroad St, Harlan, KY 40831 in memory of Bob.
Covid-19 Restrictions of 50% of our capacity, face masks, and social distancing all set by the Governor of Kentucky shall be followed.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 21, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home Chapel

114 S 3rd St, Harlan, KY 40831

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Graveside Service

Monday, September 21, 2020

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Resthaven Cemetery

, Keith, KY 40873

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